Bray Wanderers V St Patrick's Athletic

  • Fri, Aug 13, 2010 @ 9:47

It is top against bottom as St Patrick's Athletic make the short journey to the Carlisle Grounds to meet Bray Wanderers, kick-off 7.45pm.

Bray will be led by director of football and former manager Pat Devlin following Eddie Gormley's resignation this week.

Devlin said: 'It was sad to see Eddie resign. He did it for his own reasons. We all appreciate what he did for the club, but now we have to get on with it.'

Bray's task has been made even tougher by a long list of injuries and suspensions.

Chris Shields (suspension), Danny O'Connor (back), David Tyrrell (ankle), Richie Baker (back), Graham Kelly (hamstring) and Adam Mitchell (hamstring) are out, while Shane O'Neill and Dane Massey are doubtful.

St Pat's have comfortably beaten Bray three times this season and are hot favourites to do so again, but assistant manager John Gill believes Devlin will get the best out of his players.

Gill said: 'Pat Devlin will definitely bring a wealth of experience to a young Bray side and they are going to pose a real challenge to us, especially if we go out with the wrong attitude.

'If we regard them as one of the so-called lesser teams then we're in trouble. We'll need to approach them in the right manner and adapt the same professional approach that we showed against Drogheda last week.'

Ryan Guy misses out through suspension and Paul Byrne will have a fitness test on his injured ankle.

Next Fixture

Finn Harps / August 18th @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

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Pos Team Pld Pts
1Cork City2467
3Derry City2543
4Shamrock Rovers2538
5Bray Wanderers2635
6Bohemian FC2533
8St. Patrick's Athletic2527
9Finn Harps2427
10Galway United FC2525
11Sligo Rovers2625
12Drogheda United2518